It has been said that "great minds think alike." So if we have "the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16b)," how much more so?
On pondering the work that God has been doing in my life recently, I have been reminded of Egypt. God delivered his people "from the house of bondage." In fact, the phrase, "out of Egypt," occurs 74 times in the KJV.
The most awesome writer that I personally know is Camille Kendall. Her latest blog post is:
Ah, my brothers and sisters in Christ! This is God's ideal for His children.
When He took them out of Egypt, He took them through a place where they had no resource but God alone. Have you ever thought what a scary place that is? Have you ever been blessed by following God through that place?
Of course, for them and for us, the Land of Promise is the ultimate goal. You may equate that with heaven as I have done.
But here's a question: when we speak of entering God's rest, does that mean the hammock or the fishing hole? Or something else?
You see, that's what makes Camille's post such a blesing to me. The children of Israel entered the promised land to work, to worship and to witness. This was God's command.
This promise is for God's children today as much as it was then. That we take joy in all we do and understand how God is glorified when we faithfully follow His leading. Even if He leads us through a dark and scary place.